Everyone does say that laughter is the best medicine. Your medications are just a supplement.
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Here is a link from Online Counselling College regarding coping with panic attacks.
I encourage you to put together what I call a “coping box” or a “comfort box”. It doesn’t have to be exclusively for when you are feeling anxious or panicking, but also when you just need a pick-me-up or a moment of self-care. Fill it with things that will keep your mind occupied or your hands busy. Things like a sketchbook/coloring book, puzzles, your favorite book/collection of poems, phone numbers you can call [of friends and/or hotlines], your favorite CD(s), a non-triggering film you thoroughly enjoy, a list of small crafts or DIY projects for you to finish or start….
Also, put soothing things in your box, like scented candles, perhaps a bubble bath set (if you enjoy that sort of thing :D), a stuffed animal, your favorite sweets/chocolates…. etc.
Keep a few of these safety cards. In your box, either taped to the sides or on the lid so it’s one of the first things you see.
Feel free to do whatever you wish with the box : ] be creative and colorful with it and pamper yourself ~ you’re worth it! ^^
Stay safe and stay strong :]
I suffer from quite bad panic attacks myself I’ve found three things that help me when I’m having/about to have a panic attack.